Lasting tooth replacement for Pembroke Pines, FL patients
With missing teeth, oral function – enjoyment in eating, clear speaking, and even respiration – can suffer. Gaps in your smile also affect what others think about you and how you see yourself. Dental implants become part of your body, for tooth replacement that can last a lifetime. The entire procedure can be completed on site, at Pines Dental Associates in Pembroke Pines, FL.
Local dental implants: A lasting solution for missing teeth
Teeth have roots that anchor them to jawbone, providing stability for chewing. A dental implant replicates this function. The small screw-shaped device is made of biocompatible titanium alloy or dental ceramic. Over time, bone integrates with the implant, mimicking a tooth root. The implant is then finished with a porcelain crown or other restoration.
With good oral habits and regular dental checkups, an implant can last as long as your own teeth. If the restoration is ever dislodged or damaged, it is easily replaced without disrupting the implant.
A single missing tooth may be replaced, or multiple teeth at various locations in the mouth. Implants can also be used to anchor a dental bridge, or to stabilize a full denture.